Bloodline Champions is a Free-to-Play online PvP Arena game where players engage in short, intense battles of up to ten players divided into two teams. Each player takes control over one of several bloodlines, each with their own unique weapons and abilities. Easy to learn, challenging to master.
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Mostly Positive (39 reviews) - 74% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (1,430 reviews) - 86% of the 1,430 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 13, 2011

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About This Game

Engage in the most intense and fast paced player vs player action as you take control over one of several different bloodlines, each with their own unique weapons and abilities.
Free to play and critically acclaimed, Bloodline Champions is a next generation online multiplayer arena game where skill and team play is the most important factor to win. Every ability requires aiming and can be avoided by enemy players. Join the fight today and experience the unique combination of a top down shooter and a fast paced fighting game together with a healthy amount of RPG elements.

Key features:

  • Experience intense, adrenaline-fueled multiplayer battles with thousands of other players.
  • Choose your character from more than twenty bloodlines, each with their own abilities and specialties. From the fire-wielding Igniter to the elusive Ranid Assassin, each offers a unique experience!
  • Earn experience and rise in level to unlock upgrades that will let you customize your bloodline according to your play style!
  • Direct controls, cursor-based aiming, focused characters and an easy-to-learn interface allow you to enjoy Bloodline Champions just minutes into your first battle!
  • Thanks to a robust matchmaking system you will be off onto the fields of battle immediately after joining. Play up to five versus five battles, either with strangers automatically matched to your level or with a team of your best friends!
    Short and intense battles, focus on player skill, and an elaborate stat-tracking system makes Bloodline Champions perfect for competitive gaming.
  • Vibrant graphics, a unique art style and a superb sound design brings the world of Bloodline Champions to life as you keep yourself busy with dealing out death and destruction.

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP Service Pack 3, Vista, or 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 3.0 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM on Windows XP, 2GB of RAM on Windows Vista/7
    • Hard disk space: 1GB Hard disk space
    • Video: nVidia or AMD/ATI video card with 128MB RAM and Shader Model 3 support (GeForce 6000 series or ATI HD2000 series)
    • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Internet: High Speed Internet (DSL or better) required
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
See you guys on battlerite!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Definitely one of my all-time favorite multiplayer games. All the good parts from the ever popular MOBA's, but without the boring stuff.

Pity it never got too popular
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
See you guys in Battlerite
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
146.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Go play Battlerite instead!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
360 of 406 people (89%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
How about everyone downloads this and we rebuild the community!!?
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141 of 149 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
58.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
Great to see Stunlock finally take this back. Hopefully they can salvage the glowing embers of this game Funcom left behind and relight the fire of one of the most fun PvP experiences I've ever had. Highly recommended for anyone with even the slightest interest in competitive fast-paced PvP arena. This game could not be a more accurate representation of the MOBA genre.
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83 of 92 people (90%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2014
PLEASE RE MARKET THIS GAME! Re-brand and Re-market it. It needs to BE SEEN BY THE LARGE SCALE MOBA COMMUNITY! It is a game of true player skill reminiscent of Oldschool WoW arenas with actual pvp balance. Gems and other in game items only add very small variables to the true playing experience. Overall this game has the potential to be the number 1 E-Sport game as it is the most fast paced and exhilarating (no idea how people can play Dota or LoL, personally I can't do 45minute matches as I have responsibilities and it would take too long to master the game) but in terms of BLC You can learn at your own pace like first person shooters because games are quick matches and usually always intense. The reason people don't like BLC is because its TOO DAMN HARD for them. This is where Funcom needs to learn how to create A SIMPLE matchmaking system that incorporates rank. They overcomplicated their entire ranking system and it was ♥♥♥♥in stupid. anyway, now theres no players adn it ill soon phase out unless they REMAKE and REMARKET this game In todays MOBA friendly environment. no one knows about this hidden gem now :(
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84 of 95 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
I have well over 500 hours played on this game (IT WASNT ALWAYS ON STEAM AND I GOT IT FROM THEIR WEBSITE LONG AGO), and I must say: This is the best "Arena" based PVP game out there. Despite being pretty dead at this point, this game is AMAZING. Definitely worth the download.
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62 of 67 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
373.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I'm a fantasy pvp fan, but WoW Arena and LoL just take too much time to get anywhere fun (items, leveling, match duration, ...). BLC is just what fits into my life.
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64 of 70 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
All skill shots, no RNG, most skill based PvP and "fair" PvP game I've played.

To elaborate, it's like you take the fun teamfights of Dota (or a similar game), every attack is a skill shot, remove crits and random numbers, fights are won based on who plays better (lands their attacks, doesn't break CC, dodges enemy skill shots) not which team is more farmed.
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Killswitch Wilska
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 9
Slow passed laggy repetitive and unbalanced game. Don't get near
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78.5 hrs
Posted: October 8
Excellent experience so far--It's great to be able to play a game like this again since the death of BLC.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 8
this is ripping off Battlerite

kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa

Game's dead, creators made a new and better one, Battlerite
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1.6 hrs
Posted: October 4
Oh I remember playing this gem when I was younger on a steam account I lost... But nvm, I now got the key for Battlerite so yeah!!! I don`t recommend playing this game now, cause there are only laggy servers, but be sure to check the new Battlerite!
- Loved the game <3
- Love Battlerite <3
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Grow wings
0.7 hrs
Posted: October 2
I'm not at all compelled. The difference in abilities between all the characters I tried seemed shockingly minimal. Basically everything is a skill shot or an aoe, and it will either do damage, do damage and slow, heal, or do damage and heal. Most characters have a mobility skill that works nearly identically. The only variation seems to be in healers and tanks, but it's still just healing or applying a shield to yourself or your teammates.

Having all the abilities at the start feels weird. I know there's no way around that in this format, and I've even enjoyed other games that do this such as Heroes of the Storm. The difference is that you have 6 abilities (8 if you count heal and revive). This makes the basic control of your character much less approachable than other arena combat games. It's not the number of abilities that is the problem here -- I'm completely comfortable playing DotA with 6 active items for a total of 10 abilities -- it's the fact that you start with all of them, and again, how similar they all are. I think the characters would be much more compelling if they had fewer skills and more specialization.

That's my main problem with the game. The characters are very generic, and this is likely necessary to the format of the game. Keeping 3v3 blind draft balanced requires giving every character a certain variety of skills, which made it feel far too homogeneous for my liking. I could get used to the keyboard controls and mouse aiming. I could get used to having 8 abilities out of the gate and learn how they all work. But, after 2 or 3 games of it, I'm not at all interested in trying.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Lags even in bot matches. Says I'm getting a good ping but lags to the point of unplayable. I play, LoL, DC Infinite Crisis and Smite and don't get that much lag. So I know it's not my rig.
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21st Century Schizoid Man
36.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
As someone who has played MOBA games for most of his life, I must admit this game takes competitive gaming to another level.Easy to get into, it is 100% skill based and it is very fast paced. You can feel the adrenalin rush in most tense matches, and the best part is games don't take more than ~7 minutes of your time. But the thing that really makes this game grand apart from the developers who listen and take advice from the community, is the community itself. You can almost say they're the same people. Most polite and friendly community you will find in an online game.
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